Macy Manchester ‘18: Every year, around the time of St. Patrick’s Day, a non-profit organization, known as St. Baldrick’s, raises money to conquer childhood cancer. St. Baldrick’s, an organization founded on July 4, 1999, has become the largest fundraising event for childhood cancer in Michigan. The program has been in the top ten events for the last five years thanks to the thousands of volunteers who shave their heads in solidarity with children who lose their hair during cancer treatment. Each volunteer raises money, and every dollar goes towards treatment for childhood cancer.
On Friday, March 10, Romeo hosted St. Baldrick’s for the eleventh year. The goal was to raise $200,000 this year, however they came close, with a grand total of $140,270.
Amongst the hundreds of participants, Romeo student, Jordan Hinkley ‘19 shaved his head to honor his elementary school friend, Arbor Murphy, who passed away a few years ago. Jordan raised approximately $1,000 – however, his total is still rising.
“My favorite part about St. Baldrick’s was getting my head shaved in front of my family and Mr. Lamb,” Hinkley ‘19 said.
St. Baldrick’s brings yet another successful year, allowing communities to come together with courage and donations, all for one great cause.